2018 Moorooduc Estate Robinson Pinot Noir

2018 Moorooduc Estate Robinson Pinot Noir

$60.00

The Wine

Bright ruby garnet with a lifted nose divulging pure red cherry and a touch of raspberry and rhubarb, with perfumed notes of sandalwood and violets.  On the palate, the wine is tighter and more savoury than on the nose, with damask rose, red cherry and quite a lot of earthy savoury structure.  Long and tight – a wine that will reward 5 to 8 years in the cellar, or a vigorous decant at the very least.

 

This wine is made from specially selected fruit from Hugh and Isabelle Robinson’s vineyard on the Old Moorooduc Road. Our single vineyard Estate wines celebrate the individual character of certain special sites around the Moorooduc area.

 

Description

The 2018 Vintage

 

The 2018 Vintage was generous both in quality and quantity.  One of the most important aspects of vineyard management over this growing season to achieve the beautiful fruit that we did, was making sure we maintained vine balance.

 

Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: 100% Robinson vineyard

 

Vinification
Hand harvesting, 100% destemmed
100% wild yeast primary fermentation
20 days total on skins
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
100% French oak maturation, 25% new
17 months in wood with 1 racking
No fining and no filtration

 

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence; - To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7000) - For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500). Liquor License No. 36090401